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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day MAKEUP Look + Why I Hate V-Day (not why you'd think)

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This is my entry for Lime Crime Makeup's Valentine's Day Contest! Pink is obviously the word of the day here! I plan to write out a tutorial for this sometime in the near future, but it's pretty straight-forward, so you can probably figure out how it goes. But of course I will answer any questions you may have in the meantime! I will say the lipstick is a mixture of Lime Crime's Great Pink Planet, Countessa Fluorescent, Centrifuchsia, AND Retrofuturist!

The contest ends tonight, so hurry if you wanna enter! There are some really fantastically done entries. You can enter on their Facebook page.

V-Day is hard for a lot of people. Usually, the reason is a person laments their singleness more on this day. But I have a different reason. So let me just get it over with and say that Valentine's Day is very bittersweet for me. It's the anniversary of my mom's death. This year, it will be six years. I can't even believe it. My poor husband tries so hard to be sensitive to me on this day every year. He always brings me a dozen roses and See's chocolates (my favorites) but allows me to set the pace for how (or if) we'll celebrate it as a holiday or if I'm just too sad and need to be alone with my feelings. I never know how it's going to hit; some years, I have made it through alright, and others, wow, I'm glad they're behind me.  Truthfully, I don't know if I'll feel like posting ANYthing related to V-Day as it gets closer and I'm going to go ahead and post it early just in case. This is my beautiful mother.

This Valentine's Day, whether you're single or not, make sure to also show lots and lots of love to your family and friends as well. 

And, of course, don't forget to love YOU for V-Day too!! So cliche, I know, but you can't have a truly healthy and fulfilling relationship with someone else until you are a complete and whole person already, in and of yourself! :)

Here's an etsy treasury I put together in honor of self-love!

I almost's more of my dress. I got it at Target a couple years ago. Isn't it wonderfully ModCloth-ish??

Foundation: Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + 
Concealer: Revlon New Complexion compact makeup & e.l.f. Under-Eye Concealer/Highlighter Duo
Powder: e.l.f. Complexion Perfection and Physician's Formula pressed mineral powder
Blush: e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow and Shimmering Facial Whip in Pink Lemonade
Eyes: Sephora eye shadow in Aspen Summit No. 23 (highlighter), e.l.f. mineral shadow in Sweet (pink), e.l.f. Elements shadow in Dusk (silvery black), iridescent sparkle glitter (which sadly didn't show up in the pics), e.l.f. false lashes in Natural, black liner, Benefit Eye Bright on waterline, e.l.f. Mineral Infused mascara
Brows: e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium
Lips: Lime Crime lipstick in Great Pink Planet, Countessa Fluorescent, Centrifuchsia, AND Retrofuturist, all mixed together!
Hair flowers: Forever 21
Necklace: from our collection -
Dress: Target

What's your take on Valentine's Day? Love it/hate it and why?


Shybiker said...

Hmmm... what a coincidence you mentioning this today...

I know how much you miss your mother and how hard your loss has been. Today is exactly 20 years from the day my mother died (1/27/91). So I feel a surge of emotion similar to what you feel on V-Day.

Turning to a lighter subject, your makeup looks great. Nice job.

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said...

I'm sorry we have to share a pain like this one. I hope you made it through yesterday okay. You know where to find me if you need to talk about her. <3

Ashelle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine how hard it must be. Be sure to take of yourself on V-Day.

Ashelle said...

BTW you look beautiful! Good luck on the contest. Lime Crime is awesome. I have all of the eye shadows and have never gone back to other kinds. They are so great and can also be used as liner, blush and lip highlights. Adore <3

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